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The Dardanelles

By Ozlem Burcu Ozturk

The Dardanelles

The narrow Turkish strait connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara known as the Dardanelles is one of the most strategic waterways in the world. Its history of…

Andalusia – Footsteps of the Moors

By Michael Tulipan

Andalusia – Footsteps of the Moors

The Moors swept into Spain from North Africa, controlling portions of the Iberian Peninsula for nearly eight centuries from 711 to 1492. Though many of the Islamic elements were wiped…

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

By Daniella K. Garran

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

With archaeological adventure, festive food, colossal caves and fearsome fortresses, Belogradchik, Bulgaria has much to offer. First occupied by the Thracians and later by Roman legions, the area overflows with…

Echoes of WWII: Normandy

By Brandon Darnell

Echoes of WWII: Normandy

On June 6, 1944, the Allied armies invaded the coastal region of France, opening the second front in Europe with an attack that greatly eased the pressure on the Soviet…

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path,…

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